Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014
A little Sunday funny – because who doesn’t love looking at the Sunday funnies??
Hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was uneventful and completely relaxing. I definitely need more of them. But it will definitely be the last weekend of non-activity. Starting tomorrow, Operation: Summer Body is on. Here’s the plan for the week.
-PM: Pure Cardio
-PM: Pure Strength 1
-PM: Dynamic Flexibility & Core Dynamics
-PM: Cardio Strength 1
-Cardio Interval Burn
-Anywhere Anytime Workout
Breakfasts will be oats in a jar. I went to Michaels this weekend to get some mason jars and will be putting them to use for my breaksfasts!
Lunches will be mixed bowls including quinoa, chicken breast, and lots of veggies all mixed together.
For dinners, I planned 3 different things to cook throughout the week. Since I live alone, all these dinners will be eaten twice (yay leftovers!). TJ’s vegetable fried rice with TJ’s chicken chow mein, tilapia with veggies (asparagus & new potatoes), and Sausage with Veggies in Foil Packets.
Snacks will be fruit, protein bars, and protein shakes.
1. Follow my eating and nutrition plan
2. Drink at least 4, 8-oz glasses of water per day
3. Take my daily vitamins (more info on this later)
4. Get in to a skin care and flossing routine – every day!
5. Two-three cheat meals only (I’m kinda loving this goal)
Have a lovely Sunday! Now it’s time to get cooking my breakfasts and lunches for the week!
Friday, March 21, 2014
It’s no secret that I’ve completely fallen off the wagon. Just how much, though, is what you don’t know. Last time I blogged, I mentioned that I was at my highest weight ever. Well, now even that weight isn’t my highest weight ever. I weighed myself this week, and it was not pretty. I’m tipping the scales at close to 170 pounds, and at 5’1”, that does not look good on me.
So what’s a girl to do? What I’d really like to do is find some fro-yo and swim in it (which, I’ll admit, I’ve been eating a lot of lately).
But that’s not going to help the problem, is it? So over the last couple of days, I’ve come up with a plan. You all know how good I am at making plans.
There’s been so much fuss in the blogging world about the Advocare Cleanse, and most recently, the 21-Day Fix. These all sound like great things, but in all honesty, I just don’t have the money right now to shell out for a program that I know will only work in the short run.
So I’ve come up with my own program. And it’s hard-core. Because, well, unless you’re living under a rock, you know that Spring has sprung. And it’s only a matter of time before summer rolls around. I don’t know about you, but I do NOT want to spend another summer in pants. Or in shorts and a top when I go swimming (or not go swimming at all – which is what happened last summer).
So let’s get started.
It’s time for two-a-days (see the paragraph above – summer is coming!). In the mornings, I’ll be going to the gym bright and early. I’ll be doing the C25K program (again) in the mornings. At night, I’ll finally be putting those DVD’s to use that I bought last year and never used.
Michelle Dozois’s PeakFit Challenge. I love these DVD’s. Sure, I didn’t stick to the program before, but I absolutely love Michelle. She has a dancer background, like me, so her DVD’s really appeal to me.
Clean eating is the name of the game. I’m not going to go completely strict here, though. But I will be back to tracking calories and eating as clean as possible. I got a lot of really good food ideas from Skinny Meg’s post yesterday, so I’ll be incorporating some of those foods.
Every week I’ll be posting my Fitness and Nutrition plan for the week. I’ll be posting how I’m doing, goals, and so much more.
I’m back. This blog is back! And I’m having a good feeling about this summer. It’s time to change. No more sitting back and watching the scale creep up. It’s time to do something about it!!
Monday, March 10, 2014
You’re probably wondering, “big deal”, right? Everyone looks in the mirror every day. But today I really looked at myself in the mirror.
Not naked. I’m not talking about that today.
No, I looked myself in the eyes today. And I saw…
I have not been myself the past few months. I have gained more weight, felt more uncomfortable in my clothes, but most of all – I’ve put everyone’s needs ahead of my own. Something I had vowed not to do this year.
For the past few months, I’ve done absolutely nothing for myself. I’ve had no time to myself to work out, relax, get a hair cut, do my nails – nothing to take care of myself. I’m not going to get in to the details of “why”. I don’t think that dirty laundry needs to be aired on the blog.
But it was as if my soul was empty when I looked at myself. I don’t even know who I am anymore.
I don’t remember the last time I went shopping for clothes. I wear the same five outfits every week, and I feel absolutely and ridiculously frumpy. I don’t wear nice shoes anymore either. You’d think that would be the one thing I can wear and not worry about it not fitting. But I’ve noticed as I gain weight, I can barely walk in heels. I’m constantly tripping or rolling my ankle. Maybe my ankles can’t handle the extra weight? I don’t know, but it’s really annoying. So I’ve been wearing flat shoes (old shoes, at that). The same shoes every day. And when you’re short, flat shoes are no bueno. They make me look even more frumpy.
Not only that, but I typically take a shower in the morning, and do nothing with my hair. I let it air-dry, and it falls flat within a couple hours (or by the time I get to work). Not to mention I haven’t gotten a hair cut in ages, so even if I do attempt to do my hair, it falls flat anyway.
And make-up? Um, what is that? Some days I may find a little time to put some eyeliner on, and that’s it. I look absolutely ridiculous at work, and I’m sure I’m the topic of conversation between quite a few people at work (you know how gossipy people can be in the cube farm – it’s like high school all over again).
I have absolutely no time to exercise. I’m stuck doing those other things for other people, so by the time I get home and in bed, it’s 11:30. Then I get up and leave the house by 5:30. I am gone every day from 5:30 am to 11:30 pm.
I’m exhausted. And I hate my life right now. I just want my life back. I have no idea if that will happen any time soon.
All I know is, today I looked myself in the eyes….and I didn’t like what I saw.
Friday, February 28, 2014
- Robin Thicke wants Paula back. Don't do it Robin - run for your life!
- Katy Perry broke up with John Mayer. She apparently found texts from another girl on his phone. (They of course deny this, saying it's their tour schedules. Sure.)
- And last but not least....the Oscars are this Sunday!!!! Oh I love Oscar season. Fun fact: I had a blog when I was younger as well (a diary of sorts), and one of my layouts was Oscar-themed. It was quite creative if you ask me. ;)